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ILH Laboratory specimen collection and test information
Lumbar tube
Fungal, CSF Culture with Cryptoccal Antigen
1 ml
Alternative name(s)

Lab section Microbiology    
When performed 24 hours / 7 days Daily Ag:Mon-Fri    
When reported
Daily    
   
Sunquest code:
FUNCRY
EPIC Code:
FUNGAL CULTURE WITH CRYPTO AG, CSF
   
Important notes: Cryptococcus Antigen testing is performed on fungal CSF requests, India Ink is not available. Minimum amount required: Bacteria, at least 1 ml; Fungal, at least 1ml; AFB, at least 1ml; Viral, at least 1ml
Rejection criteria: Unlabeled or mislabeled specimen
Transportation notes: within 2 hr, RT
Specimen preparation:

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Last revised 09/11/2013